NGC 4660 in the Virgo cluster of galaxies

Virgo cluster galaxy NGC 4660, na elliptical located about 50 million light-years from Earth. Hubble's "eye" is so sharp that it was able to pick out the fuzzy globular clusters, which, at that distance, look like individual stars bunched up around the galaxies, instead of groupings of stars.

Credit:

ESA, NASA and E. Peng (Peking University, Beijing)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0815b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 August 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0815
Size:2000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4660
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:50 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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